Football Canada unveils locations and dates for 2019 Football Canada Cup, U-16 Eastern and Western Challenges
Football Canada is pleased to announce the location and sites for 2019 tackle events.
The season will kick off in early July in Kingston, Ontario as two events will happen simultaneously. Queen’s University’s Richardson Stadium will be host to the 2019 Football Canada Cup from July 5-13, 2019.
Eight provincial teams from coast to coast – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia and host Ontario will converge in Kingston to compete for gold in the national championship. It is also showcases the top players in the country, and is the main recruiting event for USports programs as well as an evaluation stop for the Junior National Team.
Last year was a dramatic finish as Saskatchewan were crowned as national champions after downing host Alberta 31-26.
Additionally, the stadium will be the site of the Under-16 Eastern Challenge from July 7-12, 2019. Teams from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario will vie for the gold medal.
In their first year in the tournament, Quebec claimed gold after defeating Saskatchewan South 38-8 in the championship final.
“Kingston is a city that is rich with football tradition and history,” said Tina Turner, Ontario Football Alliance Executive Director. “It is fitting that the city will be welcoming the community to events where the competition level is expected to be high and new chapters will be written on the field.”
Finally, the tackle season will conclude with the Under-16 Western Challenge which will be held from July 13-18, 2018 in Kamloops, British Columbia. Teams from Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia will compete in this tournament.
We are looking forward to July as we host our first of two back to back Under-16 Western Challenge, we are excited for Kamloops and surrounding areas to be part of this event.” said Frank Naso, President for the British Columbia Provincial Football Association.
Alberta repeated as champions with a 47-21 in over Manitoba in the gold medal game at the tournament last year.
“We are looking forward to working with the two hosts OFA and the BCPFA as we welcome the top athletes and coaches from the nation at events this summer in both Ontario and British Columbia,” commented Shannon Donovan, Football Canada’s Executive Director. “Our goal is to ensure that participants and the community have a memorable, but enjoyable experience at the Football Canada Cup as well as the Under-16 Eastern and Western Challenges.”
2019 FOOTBALL CANADA TACKLE EVENTS:
|2019 FOOTBALL CANADA CUP||JULY 5 – 13, 2019||RICHARDSON STADIUM, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY||KINGSTON, ON|
|2019 U-16 EASTERN CHALLENGE||JULY 8-12, 2019||RICHARDSON STADIUM, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY||KINGSTON, ON|
|2019 U-16 WESTERN CHALLENGE||JULY 15-19, 2019||HILLSIDE STADIUM||KAMLOOPS, BC|